AV: Presentation & Workshop for Prison Awareness

  • Panel Discussion

835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Presentation & Workshop with: Critical Resistance Los Angeles, Andrea Fraser, Rachel Herzing, and Ashley Hunt

Critical Resistance Los Angeles presented its campaign against the proposed women’s jail in Los Angeles County. The presentation, which included a workshop component, focused on alternatives to the prison industrial complex (PIC), and drew out the local and current concepts evoked in AV.

About the presenters

Rachel Herzing is the Campaign Director for Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing the prison industrial complex.

Critical Resistance (CR) is a national grassroots organization building a movement to abolish the prison industrial complex.  Organized through local chapters, CR engages in campaigns, projects, and public education to erode the violence of imprisonment, policing, and surveillance and build up community self-determination.

Ashley Hunt uses image, object, word and performance-based strategies to engage the ideas of social movements, modes of learning, and the relationships between our art worlds and the larger worlds in which they sit. His work is often concerned with questions of power and the ways that some people have more, others have less, and what can be done about that. Hunt’s recent works include the ongoing inquiry into the politics and aesthetics of mass incarceration in the U.S., The Corrections Documentary Project; his ongoing collaboration with Taisha Paggett, On Movement, Thought and Politics; the performance, Notes on the Emptying of a City; and the multi-platform Communograph project at Project Row Houses.